Child  and Youth Mental Health


“Two-thirds of families are experiencing a mental health decline due to the rising cost of living”, The Global Herald, (28 January 2023),

“Study: Social Media Causes Children to ‘Dislike Their Own Bodies’”, Breitbart, (3 January 2023),

“Social media triggers children to dislike their own bodies, says study”, The Guardian, (1 January 2023),

“Damaging content on social media contributes to a low sense of self-worth and a rise in eating difficulties, new study reveals”, The Daily Brit, (1 January 2023),

“Four in 10 parents worry their teens are oversharing online”, Express, (2 November 2022),

“About ‘Take My Words’”, Snapchat,

“HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH”, time&leisure, (20 September 2022),

“Record 420,000 children are now being treated by the NHS for mental health problems every month, figures show”, The Guardian (23 May 2022),

“Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems”, The Guardian (22 May 2022),

“I’m a psychologist and here’s 3 ways to deal with your ‘moody’ teenager”, The Sun (14 May 2022),

“I’m a psychologist – here’s 12 signs your child is depressed and when to see a GP”, The Sun (4 May 2022),

“Mental health and the pandemic: the growing crisis facing children”, Financial Times (1 May 2022),

“More UK Schoolchildren depressed during pandemic, says study”, Epoch Times (28 April 2022),

“No child should be at the mercy of a postcode lottery”, The MJ (25 April 2022),

“Teachers ‘buckling under strain’ of pupils’ mental health crisis”, The Guardian (11 March 2022),

“Preparing Students for Exams Post-Pandemic: a Mindset and Behavioural Approach”, Oxford Education Blog (8 February 2022),

“Is ‘toxic masculinity’ stopping boys seeking mental health support?”, The Irish News (16 December 2021),–2525208/

“What mental health support will there be at university and how can I access it?”, The Student Room (15 December 2021),

“How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair”, Huffington Post (30 November 2021),

“‘I want to change the narrative’: What men are worrying about this International Men’s Day”, Metro (19 November 2021),

“How to talk to your child about violence in mainstream culture”, Metro (17 October 2021),

“13 ways to help your child manage their stress”, Bloss (10 October 2021),

“Goal Setting with Young Clients in Uncertain Times”, Pepsi (7 September 2021),

“Harnessing the Hope Within Young People: Youth Mental Health Day 2021”, North London Social Work (September 2021)

“Meghan Markle and Prince Harry voted most respected royals after the Queen in new survey”, Mirror (15 June 2021),

“Dr Nihara Krause: turning the tide on youth mental health”, Nominet (15 May 2020),

“Young People Mental Health and COVID-19”, The Sunday Times (April 2020)

“The Crisis in Young People’s Mental Health”, Education Journal (14 January 2020)

“Our neglect of young people’s mental health shows Britain has lost its capacity to care”, Independent (4th of January 2020),

“How To Find Free Mental Health Support For Children”, Huffpost (3 January 2020),

“Four in 10 GPs suggest seeking private care for mentally ill children”, The Guardian (2 January 2020),

“Young patients ‘may come to harm’ while waiting for mental health services”, The Management Journal for Health and Care (February 2019),

“Depression In Girls Linked to Higher Use Of Social Media”, Cyber Safe Warwickshire (8th January 2019),

“Children’s mental health problems cry out for solutions”, Governors Agenda (August 2018),

“Warning on mental health ‘crisis’ in schools”, Yorkshire Post (29th of June 2018),

“Children face mental health epidemic, say teachers”, The Guardian (23 June 2018),

“Poorest and brightest girls more likely to be depressed – UK study”, The Guardian (18 May 2018),

“Advice to revise 7 hours a day for GCSEs over Easter ‘unbelievable’”, The Guardian (30 March 2018),

“Mental health problems rife among teenagers but teachers lack skills to help”, The Guardian (26 March 2017),

“Family doctors fear a mental health scandal waiting to happen”, The Guardian (14 May 2016),

“Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs”, The Guardian (14 May 2016),

“The young are particularly distressed by Brexit – how should the rest of us respond?”, Open Democracy (13 July 2016),

“True Grit: ONE YEAR ON”, Absolutely Education (12 March 2015),

“My chilling journey into the self-harm websites that drove a much loved daughter to suicide”, Daily Mail (18 January 2014),

“Eating disorder – how to recognise and prevent it”, London Mums Magazine (15 February 2013),

“With Fritzl in jail, life can start for his children”, Evening Standard (13 April 2012),

“Eating disorders: ‘Her empty plate spoils the day’”, Daily Mail (28 December 2012),

“Should you let your child quit their hobby?”, Little London Magazine,

“What’s wrong with child mental health services? The NHS’s national mental health director has declined to back them as being fit for purpose”,,


Digital solutions to Mental Health problems

“Get Instant Relief From Panic Attacks With These 7 Apps”, MUO, (22 December 2022),

“Tips to keep your kids safe”, woman, (19 December 2022),

“11 Ways to Support Teen and Young Adult Mental and Emotional Health Using Tech”, MUO, (18 November 2022),

“12 free apps to help you make the most of this year”, Colorado University,

““They are bad for your health”, then promotes the Stem4 app”, Spark Chronicles, (19 August 2022),


“AXA PPP ‘Heroes of Health Tech’, stem4,

“UK Digital Experience gold award for Calm Harm”, stem4,

“Three in ten GPs recommend apps to ease pressure on CAMHS”, Digital Health (9th January 2020),

“A digital solution for anxiety and depression in children and young people”, Integrated Care Journal (7 July 2019),

“BG Health recommends the Clear Fear App for 11 to 19-year-olds”, College Green Medical Practice (17 June 2019),

“Prevention with digital technologies: expanding the possibilities for better mental health”, North West Europe (January 2019),

“Apps help self-harming teenagers ride out waves of emotion”, The Times (30 August 2018),

“Tumblr users are turning to this app to resist the urge to self-harm”, The Verge (19 January 2018),

“Calm Harm App Is Designed to Help Ease Self-Harm Urges”, The Mighty (9 February 2018),

“Memory Star: the happy app that’s not for sharing”, The Guardian (24th of October 2015),

“Recommended to us helpful Apps”, The Ministry of Parenting,


Adult Mental Health

“Two-thirds of Scots Parents have worse mental health because of cost of living”, Daily Record, (27 January 2023),

“How Stem4’s Parent Mental Health Day aims to ‘shine a light’ on parents and carers”, Belfast Telegraph, (25 January 2023),

“Celebrities Who Took a Break From Social Media: Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and More”, YAHOO, (7 November 202),–kwKj8ClNqK2RGxCKj5m5Z8xQRrt3a4BMgGmnV-B_1U0BKt6Ja1SibJmIgyVi4LdseR4epIRhJyJDtd4BpVk5Bb6e2UuoPWlrEVfuS3wMcgqVUw4g_t9hdWEgUkW

“What to do if you can’t afford therapy”, Reader’s Digest, (20 October 2022),

“5 Celebrities And Their Reasons For Taking A Break From Social Media”, Lake County of Florida News (26th of September),

“Tom Holland And Jonah Hill Remind Us Of The Importance Of Mental Health By Quitting Social Media”, TRILLMAG, (25th of August 2022),

“‘I Get Caught Up, and I Spiral’”, Central Recorder, (22nd August 2022),

“Tom Holland says he’s taking break from social media due to mental health impact”, Stuff, (17 August 2022),

“Tom Holland takes break from social media: ‘It’s very detrimental to my mental state’”, Los Angeles Times, (15 August 2022),

“Tom Holland Explained His Social Media Break & Shared Mental Health Resources”, list23, (14 August 2022),

“Tom Holland Takes a Social Media Break for His Mental Health”, teenvogue, (14 August 2022),

“Tom Holland Explains Why He’s Taking A Break From Social Media”, International Business News, (14 August 2022),

“How to manage loneliness in the early stages of parenthood”, Bloss (6th of May 2022),

“Pressure Points”, Press Reader (3 March 2022),

“7 signs your mental health is really suffering as a parent”, Brosmgrove Standard (27th January 2022),

“Survey shows parents’ mental health has worsened over the last two years”, BP News (27 January 2022),

“Pandemic parental burnout”, The Portugal News (19 November 2021),

“What To Do If You’re Feeling Angry, Anxious Or Apathetic About Climate Change”, Huffpost (2 November 2021),

“Health: How bad is long-term sleep deprivation for new parents?”, Evening Standard (31 October 2021),

Exactly how bad is long-term sleep deprivation for the health of new parents?, The Independent (20 October 2021),

 “When mums multi-think: why we do it and how to stop”, Hello Magazine (8 October 2021),

“Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression?”,  My Baba (28 September 2021),

“What Loss in Sport Can Teach Us About Resilience & Mental Health”, TerraFerma Media (12 July 2021),

‘Work towards excellence; don’t try to deliver perfection.’, GDST (12 March 2021),

‘“Mental Health for All” whilst admirable, could be too ambitious at such a globally bleak time’, Fe News (10 October 2020),

“Seven tips to managing your mental health during the Covid-19 crisis”, SW Londoner (8 April 2020),

“Low mood: what you need to know”, Holland and Barrett, Reviewed by Dr Nihara Krause (27 March 2019),

“Key takeaways from ‘The role of Tech for Good in addressing mental health’ panel”, Nominet,

“Is Your Perfectionism Affecting Your Mental Health?”, Grazia (24th of September 2017),

“The Rise of Anorexia Athletica”, Telegraph (15th August 2016),

“How to Deal with Stress?”, Always,



Resident Psychologist Chrissy B Show – SKY
Monthly contribution from 2014 – ongoing


ITV – This Morning, SKY, Al Jazeera, BBC, London Live, Click, BBC Facebook Live

Good Morning Britain

GB News


TV Productions:
Dr Krause has worked as the Psychologist for the TV series
The Family
The Hotel


TV expert round table contribution:


TRT World


Tech Panels –

Nominet, Tallis, NHS Digital



BBC Access All Podcast

BBC Radio Scotland- Parental Mental Health



W!ZARD Radio Station- 2020



Clear Fear – Five Live, Capital 2019

Calm Harm – Radio 5, LBC 2019



BBC Radio 5 live Virtual reality and the treatment of Phobias

BBC Radio 5 live We want to hear about your phobias and how you fight them

BBC Radio 1 Funding for children’s mental health services

Teen Tips, Eating Disorders


BBC Radio 5 live ‘Vloggers and their role in supporting mental health, May 2017

Psychology of Double Income no Kids (DINKS) couples National Radio stations



audioBoom – The average family spends less than four hours of quality time together a week, according to research published by The New Covent Garden Soup. Clinical Psychologist Dr Nihara Krause tells us more

Sino Spectrum

Erewash Sound

North Manchester FM

Talk Radio

Express FM

Lakeland Radio

Waves FM

Downtown Radio

Newstyle Radio

Sunrise Radio

Share Radio

BBC Wiltshire

SFM Radio



BBC 5 Live ‘Young Bloggers who advise’ July 2015

Radio Jackie – National Suicide Awareness Day September

For the LindaMcCartney Project on Eating habits in University Students Nov 2015

BBC Radio Herts

BBC Radio Beds

BBC Radio Bucks

BBC Radio Derby

Pirate 2 FM Cornwall

Brighton’s Juice 107.2

Radio Yorkshire

Sun FM 103.4

Big City Radio

Beverley FM

WFM Cheshire

Express FM Portsmouth

Wessex FM

Radio Verulum St Albans



Understanding Teen Minds, stem4 podcast,

“Back to School, social media and Spiderman with Dr Nihara Krause”, Mental Health Monday, (5 September 2022),

“Ask Me Anything”, Transport for Greater Manchester,

“Have kids become hooked to devices?”, BFM (14 March 2022),

“Gray Day 2”, Bloomberg Westminster (1 February 2022),

“We need to talk about young men”, Mental Health Monday Podcast (19 November 2021),

“Apps to help young people manage their mental health with Dr Nihara Krause”, Good Thinking Podcast (August 2021),

“Resilience during Lockdown and What Killing Eve can teach us!”, The Working Parent Company Podcast (1 May 2020),–with-Dr-Nihara-Krause-ede1sr


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